GameSpy's Scores

  • Games
For 4,784 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Lowest review score: 10 Diplomacy
Score distribution:
4,784 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with its great new controls, decent story and amazing visuals, there are some annoyances that have bled through from the other games...The biggest offender is the way the game streams new levels.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like in real life, Tiger continues to impress.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LucasArts has added a ton of new features to an already great game, resulting in one of the best Star Wars games ever. The Force is strong with this one, indeed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first great translation of everything that makes James a 00 agent, and it's perhaps the best console Bond yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great version of an RPG milestone. The story seems a bit simplistic by today's standards, but it's also uncommonly charming. The quicksave feature makes it an excellent candidate for fun on the go.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drips with style in every possible way. It's a brilliant game, but at times it's more challenging than it is fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's got a simplicity and elegance that you just don't see in PC games anymore: It's pure gameplay, fun from the opening credits onward. As a player you'll be constantly engaged.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it could be viewed at first glance as a warmed-over port of a middling PSP title, DJ finds new life on the Wii through its tight control scheme and clever writing
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the most unique shooters I've played in some time. The combination of its over-the-top story and inventive, addictive gameplay make it a memorable experience from start to finish. Most of all, it's downright fun -- something lacking in too many games these days.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the changes that have been made are pretty major, they were all implemented to enhance the experience, and it's definitely become a much more enjoyable game because of them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I think the newfangled next-gen could still stand to learn a few things from the Xbox workhorse -- even if this is the platform's last triple-A title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The physics provide a near-perfect blend of arcade and simulation sensibilities: It's not so over-the-top that it's still believable, but it's also not so realistic that you'll need an intimate level of knowledge about tires, engines, and gear boxes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the most polished and entertaining titles of 2003... A stellar game, one that dares to venture beyond the standard shooter formula and pulls it off with style.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even without the online multiplayer offered in the Playstation 2 version Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a near-perfect game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A game definitely worth buying. Good story, good level design, and great graphics all make for one hell of a ride.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Through a couple of years and multiple revisions, Sonic Team has taken a game that was incredibly solid and enjoyable at its outset and polished and added to it; there is so much to do (although there's still not enough to see, a common complaint with PSO) that you'll have no difficulty signing on for marathon sessions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With its cleverly designed levels, sweet controls, and challenging gameplay, Wakeboarding Unleashed is an excellent game that action-sports fans will love.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It offers an imaginative, well-conceived design wrapped up in a very pretty package.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    By far the most straightforward and enjoyable version of the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's the online component of the game that places you down in front of your TV, and refuses to let you leave for days at a time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the best arcade racing games I've played.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is the definitive version of Metal Gear Solid and it's only available on the PC. Go tell your console owning buddies and watch 'em cringe.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A very strong and well-themed real-time strategy title that shouldn't be missed. A fun single-player and multiplayer experience with plenty of fresh gameplay and original ideas, despite its adherence to the original Age of Empires formula.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The “floater” goals from the red line and blue line are very, very annoying.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Its fast-paced action, great vehicles, awesome weapons and huge battles all make Tribes 2 a great experience that you will enjoy for months to come.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    As a PC port however, it's somewhat disturbing that these issues weren't resolved. It all comes down to the apparent laziness in fixing the shortcomings of the PSX version.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Addicting and incredibly fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It ranks right up there with recent classics such as "Baldur's Gate," "Fallout," "Arcanum," and "Planescape: Torment" in terms of sheer enjoyment, and is a game every role-playing fan needs to own.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The best game of its kind available today. Anything coming after it has a lot to live up to.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An excellent surfing game that not only looks and sounds great, but also makes all three aspects of competitive surfing fun; the tube tricks, the face tricks, and the aerials.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The best arcade racing game available for the PlayStation 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Most importantly, it does what it does well, and except for the lack of a printed manual and more help for learning strategies, is a worthy tribute to the lost Jane's Combat Simulations brand.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The massive amount of unit and race variety coupled with an aggressive (albeit at times quirky) AI, full editing capabilities, a boatload of spells, engaging combat, and rock-solid game mechanics make for a strategy game that is not only better than the original, but arguably the best turn-based strategy game released this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Easily the system's best multiplayer FPS, with a surprising amount of single-player action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A fantastic game that will keep you enthralled for hours and hours. There are some annoying bugs, but even those can't derail this exceptional gaming experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Pirates' great mix of excellent control, superb presentation, fun third-person action, and ship combat make it far more interesting than most of the third-person adventures hitting next gen systems.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Huge, humorous, exciting, and addictive -- exactly what we've come to expect from the series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An interesting, exciting, and fun city-building strategy simulation that will surely stay on many hard drives for a long time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's a tight RPG that offers plenty of variety and replay value. It's definitely among the best GBA titles I've played.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The best expansion pack I've ever played.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    From the somber motif for the frozen Russian villain ("nooo-cleee-ur-WIN-ter!") to El Diablo's sassy salsa beat and Alchemiss' raucous beach blanket/surf punk riffs, Freedom Force's musical stylings are every bit as lively as its graphics and storyline.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There is exceptionally thrilling gameplay, eye-popping graphics, a solid and plausible storyline, and an overall fun factor that will keep you coming back for more even after you’ve beaten it several times.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The most imaginative and engaging action-sports title in quite some time... It's an adrenaline-charged blast that shouldn't be missed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    From its cryptic opening moments to its startlingly unresolved ending, it’s unlike that which has come before it... [and] could shape up to be Square's most formidable competition yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    We're still reduced to a four-player split-screen mode for multiplayer, but the gaming is solid and fast-paced.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Xbox owners may be enjoying the new high watermark in first-person shooting, but PlayStation owners now have the gripping classic that laid the way for all future action title to play through with the lights turned way down.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The only way to get closer to pro hockey is to be drafted by an NHL team.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The graphics are well polished and the game so addictive that it will keep you hacking, slashing, and casting for a good long while.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best hockey game available -- until NHL comes out on the Xbox.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You also don't feel particularly bloodthirsty when you've got this bouncy music playing in the background. The music just isn't that good in general. It's dull and repetitive...Aside from some gripes here and there, FF:VR is a well done adventure game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Both visceral and visually astounding, WotM is a smashing good time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The kind of great sequel that should be encouraged - it builds on the solid base of the original, cleans up most of the problems and manages to stake out its own territory in the process.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game's combination of strong story, seriously tactical real-time battles, gorgeous graphics, and real-time role-playing, make this one of the best surprises of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    To be sure, Grand Prix 4 is a souped-up version of its predecessors with no major innovations, but this is about as close as you can get to the real thing without being scraped off the pavement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Everything that a side-scrolling platform loving fan could ask for. It's got all the great, tried and true, fast-paced Sonic action of the old Genesis series, looks fine, plays excellently, and offers some fun multiplayer action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Codemasters takes an above-average racer and puts it over the top by involving the gamer in a drama.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Provides a number of strong enhancements to a game that already offers immeasurably high replay value.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A very stable and fun MMOG.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Deep Red took their time and reinvented both the "Sim City" model, the Monopoly board game, and created something that's bold, new, and still reminiscent of both sources.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This added depth makes Resistance the new benchmark in expansion packs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great game franchise gets an even tighter engine. Frustrating AI may turn off some players, but this is still the best tactical shooter available.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Deserves praise for the innovative manner in which it presents its 3D locales.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The fastest, tightest racer on the GameCube to date.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What a Real Time Strategy is meant to be. 'nuff said.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily one of the most technically impressive GBA games out there, and probably the best portable fighter as well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You'll come away from Deus Ex with the sense that you could actually be a real anti-terrorist agent in UNATCO. Well, maybe. I wouldn't advise quitting your day job.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The maps are excellent, and while we would have liked a few more new vehicles, the ones that are here are a nice addition.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Hours of engaging gameplay, a solid story and interface, and refinements all around make this a sequel definitely worth the purchase.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Colorful graphics combined with challenging gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The two player action is decent, and the levels are packed with shortcuts and secret pathways to the finish line, and finding them all only adds to the replay value of the game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Very little felt new; even the final enemy encounter is heavily inspired by the endgame of "Super Metroid."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Getting 43 cars running on-screen at once is no easy task, but the graphics engine used for the GameCube version of NASCAR Thunder 2003 pulls it off without breaking a sweat.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you want a strategic military simulation with immense amounts of depth, coupled with incredible visuals, Kessen is your game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An extremely solid and enjoyable expansion from Blizzard. Throw in the fact that you are getting plenty of gameplay and units that would normally constitute a full game from some developers, the price point of under $35 makes this even more attractive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Starfighter games for the Xbox simply feel faster than they do on a PlayStation 2. The speedy Xbox hardware simply offers a more realistic feel of what it's like to engage in aerial combat.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A combat intensive 3D RTS that plays fast and smart, with clever AI and an engaging story propelled campaign.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Duke Kahanamoku of surfing video games. Yes, that's good.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Light years ahead of "GameBreaker 2001," and, for all its faults, is still a game that most PS2 owners -- myself included -- will thoroughly enjoy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best arcade racer to hit the PC in years.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great game. The combination of turn-based tactics and limitless strategic operations places it as one of the finest strategic wargames of all time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An engaging, action-packed adventure that admirably re-creates the captivating atmosphere of the films.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the best NASCAR game available... until "NASCAR 4" comes out in February.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gives gamers more tracks, more stuff to do, and better graphics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A spectacular game, but you can’t help but think it could have been deeper.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Combines great graphics and kicked-up sound with, above all else, fun gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A little short and the camera is wonky at times, but neither of those complaints can derail this excellent game. If you enjoy survival-horror games, this is one title you can't afford to miss.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Particularly well done are the new "Hell in a Cell" matches, which finally allow you to perform aggressive moves like rubbing an opponent's face against the chain link fence, or throwing an opponent off the top of the steel cage.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The tracks are absolutely gorgeous, as everything is rendered in excruciating detail.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Verant also increased the polygon count for the new models that inhabit the island, and also increased the level of detail used for the new armor, weapons and textures.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An incredibly entertaining, diverse, and humorous addition to the Mario/Wario legacy. It's challenging and creative, but not as outright frustrating as "Warioland 3."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It has everything you could possibly ask for in a roleplaying game and then some.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Fans of the "Resident Evil" series will love Onimusha, as the player has long overcome the small "nit-picky" problems inherent in the genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An incredibly solid NCAA game that will keep you and your friends entertained -- you'll just have to play on the same Xbox.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While there are a few small issues with the game, you're not going to find a better chess player -- or tutor -- on the market. Add to that all the options you're given, and Chessmaster 9000 is the perfect product for new players and veterans alike.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Even if horse racing doesn't sound too thrilling to you, Gallop Racer 2001 is still worth a look, as it's a fun game on its own merits.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While titles like "Resident Evil" rely on shock value and cheap scares, Fatal Frame genuinely frightens in the worst possible way; slowly and subtly, ebbing away at you like a flesh-rotting disease.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you enjoy RTS games, prepare to be stunned with an intuitive interface, rich atmosphere, and great gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Does a good job of capturing the basic flavor of "SotN's" gameplay. Indeed, almost all of the special moves you can obtain have been lifted directly from Symphony.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The upgraded engine looks amazing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A very deep game, one that is bound to excite fans of Shogun along with anyone looking for another reason to stay up really late playing a turn-based strategy game.